On Indian Independence Day, we partnered with The Bombay Canteen to raise Rs. 7,31,535! The Bombay Canteen’s 3rd Independence Day Daawat featured a delicious feast, a terrific turnout, and fun vibe.

In the bustling metropolis of Mumbai, right in the heart of Lower Parel at Kamala Mills, is The Bombay Canteen, an Indian Cafe and Bar that promises you an exciting journey on a plate and in a glass, in a refreshing new manner.

The Bombay Canteen’s initiative to support Miracle Foundation India was one that seemed like a perfect match. They’ve always wanted to share the love they get from their guests, and the kids supported by Miracle Foundation India deserve all the love and support they can get.

So on India’s 70th Independence Day on August 15, The Bombay Canteen invited anyone and everyone to their annual feast from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. You could eat all you wanted, and pay whatever you wanted! All proceeds went toward making miracles for children without parents. As The Bombay Canteen made the tasty khaana, the diners got to celebrate the spirit of giving and contribute to the educational and nutritional needs of the Miracle kids.

On the menu this year: A sumptuous meal of regional delicacies from 12 Indian states were all served on a banana leaf in a community-style dining experience. It’s India on a platter with Chef Thomas Zacharias and his team, putting together a feast including Mangalorean Chicken Curry, Punjabi Smoked Red Pumpkin Bharta, Lucknavi Soy Kheema Mutter, Kashmiri Simla Mirch and Petha Korma, Kerela Mandeli Fry, seasonal vegetable pulao and much more. All this with a selection of chutneys and accompaniments, served up with chilled Aam Panna from UP and delicious Maharashtrian Til Gud Cake and Tiranga Barfi to round off the meal.

If you didn’t make it to the Daawat on August 15, you can still make miracles by donating to Miracle Foundation India.

Thank you to the entire team at The Bombay Canteen and to everyone who donated to support the children. You rock!